12th Street Jump Weekly

Series produced by KCUR Kansas City, Missouri

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Public Radio's weekly Jazz, Blues, and Comedy Jam, recorded live from 12th Street in Kansas City, where Basie tickled the ivories and Big Joe Turner shouted the blues. Each week we celebrate the birthday of a jazz or blues great with sketch comedy, improv and great live music. "An urban/jazz PHC."

Live from Kansas City, where Basie tickled the ivories and Dizzy met the Bird, this one hour weekly program celebrates the artists who made Jazz and Blues the quintessential American art form. A talented cast of actors and musicians keep the music alive in a rapid-fire program of topical sketch comedy, jazz and the blues. 52 weekly one hour programs plus "Best of" shows.

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303 Pieces

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Caption: George Gershwin
(Air Dates: Sept 22 - 28) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of composer George Gershwin. We test the Ja...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: John Coltrane
(Air Dates: September 15 - 21) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of sax great John Coltrane. We test Pr...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Karrin Allyson
(Air Dates: Sept 8 - 14) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music of Karrin Allyson with the Grammy nominated voc...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Sonny Rollins
(Air Dates: September 1 - 7) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Sonny Rollins with our special guest ...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Charlie Parker
(Air Dates: August 25 - 31) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate jazz legend Charlie Parker with our special guest, Bob...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Lester Young
(Air Dates: August 18 - 24) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Lester Young with our special guest, T...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Pay Metheny
(Air Dates: August 11 - 17) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz guitarist Pat Metheny with our sp...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: George Shearing
(Air Dates: August 4 - 10) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz pianist George Shearing with our o...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Louis Armstrong
(Air Dates: July 28 - August 3) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz legend Louis Armstrong with s...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Charlie Christian
(Air Dates: July 21 - 27) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Charlie Christian, with our special gues...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Carmell Jones
(Air Dates: July 14 - 20) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Carmell Jones with our special guest Sta...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Lee Morgan
(Air Dates: July 7 - 13) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz trumpet great Lee Morgan with our sp...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Pete Fountain
(Air Dates: June 30 - July 6) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Dixieland jazz clarinetist, Pete Fou...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Big Bill Broonzy
(Air Dates: June 23 - 29) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of bluesman, Big Bill Broonzy, with our gue...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Helen Humes
(Air Dates: June 16 - 22) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Helen Humes. We find out what gives 12SJ...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Doc Cheatham
(Air Dates: June 9 - 15) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday jazz trumpet great Doc Cheatham with our spe...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Tal Farlow
(Air Dates: June 2 - 8) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of guitarist, Tal Farlow with our special gue...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: John Stein
(Air Dates: May 26 - June 1) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we welcome jazz guitarist John Stein. We find out what gives John ...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Bob James
(Air Dates: May 19 - 25) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music of Bob James with the Grammy Award winner himse...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Big Joe Turner
(Air Dates: May 12 - 18) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Big Joe Turner with our very own David Ba...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2020
  • Length: 59:00